With the crimson banner flying and the teapoy carriers singing and playing rude native instruments, we started off at a trot.
After we had thus been seated for about five minutes there was a rap on the leg of the teapoy.
The fact that I had to resort to the teapoy illustrates the unreliability of mechanical transport in the wilds.
Then the hypnotist asked us to remove our hands from the top of the teapoy.
I had none so the teapoy capita fished out a big red bandanna handkerchief, which he tied to a stick.
Finally, at three o'clock Moody gave up and said, "We'll have to make the rest of this trip in a teapoy."
William Jaquith went to a certain corner and brought out a teapoy of violet wood, which he set down at the old lady's elbow.
I had never ridden in a teapoy before and now I began a continuous trip in one which lasted eight hours.
A teapoy is usually a hammock slung on a pole carried on the shoulders of natives.
The black personnel was thirty porters and a picked squad of thirty-five teapoy boys to carry Moody and myself.